Henry G. Izatt Middle School Henry G. Izatt Middle School Henry G. Izatt Middle School
Pembina Trails School Division

960 Scurfield Boulevard. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3Y 1N6 Ph: (204) 489-1239 Fax: (204) 489-1370

March 2017

3 - PD Day -  No School
8 - Early Dismissal 2:00 pm
13 - Report Cards Online
14 - PAC 6:00 pm
17 - PD Day - No School
27-31 Spring Break

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HGI 2016-2017


Admin Message

As we start the second half of this school year, along with all the learning and activities at the school, registration packages are being sent out for the 2017 – 2018 school year from HGI and from the community high schools. Information evening are being held for families. The registration process will continue to be open for families moving in to the HGI catchment area. Forms are accessible on our website and from the school office. If you know of new families in our catchment area (Whyte Ridge, Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Center, Bridgwater Trails), please let them know to call the school office. With the increased enrollment from our growing catchment area, HGI is unable to accept School of Choice applications for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

The HGI Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be hosting a Community Information Evening on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the school. The topic will be Internet Safety and Media Literacy. Community participants are welcome to attend.

On March 16, our Grade 6 Band will present at their first concert at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Choral groups will also perform. The performance will begin at 7:00 at HGI.

Canada is celebrating its 150 birthday this year. The Pembina Trails School Division is planning events to involve all of the schools in the division. As part of the Pembina Trails Canada 150 Project, a Pembina Trails Book of Pledges will be created.  This will include a pledge from each of Pembina Trails 13,500 students and 2,000 staff members to improve our country and the world in which we live.  As an extension of our 2015 Human Rights Project, this project seeks to extend the same objectives and go deeper by promoting civic engagement and participation and democracy and identification with Canada. Everyone will be asked to express to Canada either one gratitude, one pledge to improve our country and the world in which we live or both. Everyone will do this in writing, visually or both.  Everyone is encouraged to express themselves in the language of their choice. Each student and staff member in Pembina Trails are to make their pledge on a 4 x 4 inch label to be placed in 4 extra-large leather-bound books (organized by families of schools), which will be held in a wooden box-set to commemorate Canada 150.

Each school will also be creating a float to commemorate Canada 150 and to empower and mobilize youth in civic engagement, democracy and deeper learning. Schools will be provided ideas and local routes to hold a small scale build-up celebration on the morning of May 24. “Runners” will be identified for a relay on the Trans Canada Trail, also known as the Harte Trail, on May 23.  Runners will be called into the field as part of the celebration on May 24. Floats will incorporate a Canada 150 legacy item to be kept at each school as a permanent durable display. In partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Investors Group Field is confirmed for May 24. The celebration will close that day at 2:00 p.m. with an evening open gallery. Busses are booked to transport students to Investors Group Field. The program will follow “We Are Canada” themes with a mass Band playing ‘O Canada’ at the event.

HGI will host a school community event incorporating the focus of the school’s strategic plan – Humanity, Growth, Innovation and Sustainability as well as the special acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th birthday. There will be a special assembly on May 4. More information will be sent out closer to the date of our school event. This will happen prior to the Divisional parade.

We will be working in conjunction with our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) as we prepare for these special events. The April PAC meeting will be on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. All ideas are welcome.

As our school increases in diversity, we have held successful English as an Additional Language (EAL) evenings to welcome families new to our school and to share helpful information to assist in the feeling of belonging. Community participants are welcome to join us. The next dates of these evenings, which start at 5:30, are April 13 and June 2.

Our HGI Grade 9 Concert Band is preparing for their April trip to The Rocky Mountain Band Festival in Banff.

Our Grade 5 – 8 Information Evening (sharing information about HGI programs followed by a tour of our school) has been scheduled for May 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The HGI school track and field day will be held on May 16 followed by the Grade 6 Divisional Track and Field Meet at U of M on May 30 and the Grade 7 – 9 Meet on June 1 also at U of M. Thank you to Ms. Penner, Mr. Mitchell and our Grade 6 Teachers for all the preparation prior to these events.

Our spring concert series will be held on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Grade 8 and 9 Concert Bands and Senior Jazz) and May 18 at 7:00 p.m. (Grade 6 and 7 Concert Bands and Junior Jazz). Please join us for two excellent evenings of music.

June will bring our HGI Video Fest on the afternoon of June 15. The grade 9’s will be writing their exams from June 19 – 21 with their Grade 9 Farewell Evening to be held on June 29 at the Caboto Center.

Stay tuned for information about the annual June HGI “Movie Night” at the Cineplex Theatre on McGillivray. Mr. Dolinski and a team of students are already hard at work capturing video and editing.

Our website and teacher sites continually provide information about the current activities and news form HGI. Check out “HGI Live”. http://pembinatrails.ca/henrygizatt/

The Division will be launching a new website very soon. Stay tuned for the “new and revised look”. HGI will follow and release a new website soon after the Divisional one has been introduced.

All the best,

Sincerely,  Mike Pizzi & Peggy Hobson

Aligned with the Pembina Trails School Division new brand, HGI revised our strategic plan around our four pillars:

Humanity – Growth – Innovation – Sustainability

Humanity: We promote belonging, community, global citizenship, and a healthy learning environment – the groundwork for personal growth and development.

Growth: We seek new experiences as means to cultivate curiosity and realize the true potential for learning.

Innovation: We take the risks and disruptive leaps necessary to align new and relevant goals for learning with our rapidly changing world.

Sustainability: We intentionally infuse sustainability initiatives to connect environmental stewardship, social action, and community partnerships to improve the way we live.

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Principal: Peggy Hobson

Vice Principal: Mike Pizzi

School Start Times

8:40 - 9:15 -  Opening Exc.
9:15 - 9:50 -  Period 2         
9:50 - 10:25 - Period 3       
10:25 -10:35 - Locker Break
10:35 -11:10 - Period 4        
11:10 - 11:45 - Period 5
11:45 -12:45 - Lunch Break        

12:50 - 1:25 - Period 6
1:25 - 2:00 - Period 7
2:00 - 2:10 - Locker Break
2:10 - 2:45 - Period 8
2:45 - 3:20 - Period 9
3:20 - 3:25 - Homeroom